6 THINGS TO TRY WHEN QTP DOES NOT RECOGNIZE AN OBJECT

By Joe Colantonio / August 12, 2010

What do you do when QuickTest Professional (QTP) doesn’t automatically recognize an object in your application? In my experience, these are the first six things to try/check.

1. Check the loaded add-ins:

It’s pretty basic, but be sure you have the correct add-ins selected. If QTP is only recognizing your objects as standard WinObject this may be a sign that you need to use an add-in. Sometimes QTP’s ‘Display Add-in’ Manager on start-up option, under Tools\Options\General may not be selected. This setting may cause you to start QTP on a machine and mistakenly assume that all of the correct add-ins have been chosen. Double-check by opening your script and selecting File\Settings under Properties ‘Associated add-ins:’ verifying that all the needed add-ins are listed. Also make sure QTP is started before the application under test. QTP will sometimes not recognize a web application if the browser was opened before QTP.

Add-Ins

2. HP’s Knowledge base:

Research the issue. If your add-ins are fine, the next step is to search the HP’s Knowledge base. Again, this may seem obvious, but a surprising number of people fail to do this. There’s nothing worse than spending hours on a script only to discover later that there is a patch (for example see patch that resolves some QTP 11 object issues) available or a posted solution that will solve the problem. I’m sometimes hailed as an automation genius by fixing something that an engineer may have been struggling with for days, based on information I found in the KB. Often, even after I tell the engineer how I solved the issue, they still don’t check the KB the next time they have a problem. Do me a favor — don’t be that guy (or gal)! Check the KB. (If nothing is found in the KB, another great resource to check is SQAForums.

3. Using .Object:

Look at all the available object’s operations (both the “identification properties” and “native properties” methods). You’ll be surprised what you’ll find lurking around in an object’s properties that may help to automate it. Using .Object try as many operations as possible–even ones that may not seem remotely relevant to the action you want to perform. For example: I was having a problem recognizing text on an application’s custom .NET grid. After spying on the object and trying several different methods that sounded promising, I ended up trying an odd one, called GetViewStyleInfo, and surprisingly it worked!

 

Check out my post Secret on How to Enter Text in a WebElement for another example of using the .Object method.

4. Try GetVisibleText:

Sometimes QTP does not recognize text in an object using the GetROProperty(“text”) method. As a last resort, try using the GetVisibleText, GetTextLocation and Type methods. These methods really helped me automate some old proprietary controls. Using a combination of QTP’s TYPE method and GetTextLocation, I created a very reliable rich edit box object function. For example:

RichEditBoxICW "0","ENTER","=>","T","From date:"  
wait 1
RichEditBoxICW "0","ENTER","Through","T^20","Through date:"  
wait 1
RichEditBoxICW "0","ENTER","No=>","N","Do you want to queue this activity?"  
'***********************************
'* RICHEDITBOX
'**********************************
'************************
'* ICW
'* @Documentation  Used to perform valid actions on RichEdit objects.
'************************
Function RichEditBoxICW(index,action,lineText,valueToEnter,comment)
 
On Error Resume Next
 
'*****************************************
' SET OR PATH BASED ON ENV
'*****************************************  
set strICWPath = Browser("CF").Page("CF").Frame("WorkSpace").SwfObject("IEController")

strParse = strings("PARSE",valueToEnter,"LEFT","","") 'this would return False string does not contain ^ 
 
Select Case UCASE(action)
 Case "ENTER" 
   intXY = getTextXY(lineText)
   arrXY = Split(intXY,"^")
   strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Click arrXY(0),arrXY(1)
    
     If strParse = "False"  Then
      Reporter.Filter = rfEnableAll 
      strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type micRight
      strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type valueToEnter
      strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type micReturn
      strReportMsg = "ENTERED ->" & valueToEnter
     ELSE
      strEnterValue = geString("PARSE",strValueToEnter,"LEFT","","")'Get Value to Enter
      strRightCount = geString("PARSE",strValueToEnter,"RIGHT","","")'Get # of right keys to press before entering text
     
     for nTabs = 1 to strRightCount 
       strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type micRight
     next
       
       strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type strEnterValue 
       strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").Type micReturn  
                      
      strReportMsg = "ENTERED ->" & strEnterValue
   end select  
End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------
'@Function Name:   getTextXY
'@Documentation    Return X and Y coordinates of text
'@Parameters:        The text to find
'@Created By:        Joe Colantonio
'@Return Values:     X & Y coord separated by a ^ 
'@Example:            intXY = getTextXY(strLineText) 
'-------------------------------------------------------------
Function getTextXY(strTextToFindXYFor)
 
set strICWPath = Browser("CF").Page("CF").Frame("WorkSpace").SwfObject("IEController")
 
  l = -1
  t = -1
  r = -1
  b = -1
 rc = strICWPath.WinObject("regexpwndclass:=RichEdit20A").GetTextLocation(strTextToFindXYFor, l, t, r, b)
 
 getTextXY = r & "^" & t
 
End function

If you are using UFT 12.1 good news –UFT’s GUI Insight recording now support using the GetVisibleText method to retrieve text from a specified area

5. Developers are your friend:

The application’s developers can help you. Ask your developers to expose a method or add a property that will make automation easier. But before you ask — make sure you’ve exhausted all the above suggestions. Developers can be a tough bunch, and you really don’t want to annoy them with things you could have resolved on your own. I work with some awesome programmers, and as long as I’m able to clearly explain to them what I need and why, they never hesitate to help.

6. Make sure there is not a patch that will help.

Sometimes there are known issues with object recognition that only a  QTP  patch will resolve. Also new patches sometime include support for newer version of  AUT like .NET or Browsers.

For an updated list of all patches available for QTP 11 check out the Patches section in my article:QTP 11 Support Matrix with Patch Updates

.NET Issues

Also there may be issue with QTP/UFT and the .NET version you are using like:

QTP UFT – Object Recognition Issues with .NET

QTP .NET 4.0 Object Recognition Issues

These are my top 6 suggestions – what are yours?

Tip 6.1 – From Mike G Marshall “Another thing to check is “Record and Run” setting under Automation menu. If you try and identify an object in an application that doesn’t match the rules here, it will show as a standard Windows object.”

Tip 6.2 – From Michael te Wierik – “I don’t know how many times I have slaved away to find a solution to an object identification issue, and then remembered to use “Low level recording” from the Automation menu when recording. Its a massive timesaver.”

(UPDATE: 11-03-2014– For an updated list of what to try for UFT and QTP object recognition issues listen to my podcast episode —->10 TEN THINGS TO TRY WHEN QTP/UFT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE AN OBJECT<—)

Leave a comment:

308 comments
Mahesh N.P - August 18, 2010

Hi ,

Im not able to identify the object in tree view control which is made of Crownwood.net magic control. I have tried with .net add-in Extensibility to create the custom control but not able to sucess in identifying the object . Im not able to identify where Im going wrong .Please can you do the need ful or help on this .Thanks in advances

Thanks
Mahesh N.P

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    Joe Colantonio - August 18, 2010

    Hi Mahesh – What actions are you trying to automate in the tree view? I’m not familiar with that control but I was able to download a sample app from Crownwood.net. If I knew what you are trying to do I might be able to help. Did you try using the .Net Windows Forms Spy? I was able to use some of the Native Properties of the treeview control in the sample app. For example i was able to use the objectPath.Object.ExpandAll() method to expand the treeview. I also noticed that the keyboard buttons like Home, End and PgDn along with the arrow keys allow me to navigate to the nodes in the treeview.

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      Jay - September 10, 2012

      Hi Joe,

      I am having object identification issues with Silverlight and QTP11 (QTPNET_00120 installed). Could you please share the link to download QTPNET_00113? Its supposed to solve object identification issues with QTP11 and Silverlight.

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Xanatos451 - September 1, 2010

I’ve also found that issues with both memory and window focus can be issues that can crop up. Typically the above you mentioned are the first set of frustrations to deal with but once you have working scripts, secondary problems with objects suddenly not being recognized or worse, being temperamental from one test run to another.

If you have an application that requires multiple add-ins, this can be even more so. Sometimes having QTP restart every so often can help as well as of course just adding additional memory (though I’ve found that this is only a stop gap in large test runs). Larger test runs or tests that run continuously will have to do more to manage their memory resources. Buggy scripts with memory leaks can also be a culprit in this light.

In particular I know the .NET add-in has issues with the object recognition dying from time to time overall. Ultimately it’s something I hope HP will eventually make more reliable but in the meantime, workarounds are out there for some of those quirky issues. Though admittedly it can be very frustrating, especially with custom applications that are using multiple technologies requiring various add-ins. The trick is to not keep beating your head against the wall in the same spot, try different approaches or else all you end up with is a bloody neck stump and one hell of a headache.

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    Joe Colantonio - September 1, 2010

    Hi Xantos — You bring up some excellent points! I’ve also found that if I schedule a group of large test sets to run overnight that strange memory issue can occur. Also .Net QTP issue’s –with the applications I test– happen often so I had to add some hacky code in my function library to work around them. I know QTP 11 is in beta – I hope it resolves some of these issues :)

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Mike - July 21, 2011

Another thing to check is “Record and Run” setting under Automation menu. If you try and identify an object in an application that doesn’t match the rules here, it will show as a standard Windows object.

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    Joe Colantonio - July 21, 2011

    Mike » Good point Mike! I always check make sure I have mine set to Web – ‘Record and run test on any open browser” and Win Application – “Record and Run test on any open Window-based application”. Cheers~Joe

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Dave P - July 26, 2011

I do have to take exception with your suggestion number 2. In my experience, HP’s Knowledge Base is just about worthless. In the first place, its nearly impossible to find HP’s KB in their nightmare of a web site. Secondly, if you do manage to stumble into it (I swear, they change the location daily) it’s nearly impossible to find any QTP-related information.

HP just doesn’t support this product. I called their help desk regarding a concurrent license issue, explained my situation, and the response I received was, and I quote: “Quick Test… is that one of our products?”. This was about a year after the acquisition.

Other than that, your suggestions are spot-on.

Dave

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    Joe Colantonio - July 26, 2011

    Dave P » LOL – Hi Dave- I don’t disagree that HP KB stinks – especially if you remember how much better Mercury’s KB was before HP took over. But I do still find good info in it. I think their tech support is OK once you get past their first level support team. Cheers~Joe

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Michael te Wierik - July 28, 2011

I don’t know how many times I have slaved away to find a solution to an object identification issue, and then remembered to use “Low level recording” from the Automation menu when recording. Its a massive timesaver.

Yes its slightly dodgy, but if you just have one object that is an issue to capture, I say use it and move on with your life.

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    Joe Colantonio - July 28, 2011

    Michael te Wierik » Hi Michael – Your suggestion is spot on. I must admit that for some reason I personaly shy away from using Analog/Low Level mode but
    it does come in handy for certain situations. Thanks for your tip! Cheers~Joe

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      Michael te Wierik - September 13, 2011

      Only ever used it with badly implemented add-ins, like Adobe’s PDF add-in or the SAP add-in when someone does something creative.
      HP was pretty supportive with the SAP issue I had that I got around with low-level, and they issued a hot-fix.
      In past web projects I haven’t needed it.

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Itu - September 7, 2011

Thank you so much for your blog. I was having trouble retrieving value from a static WinObject. I tried everything including different options for GetROProperty but all in vain. I then searched your site and tried GetVisibleText property which gave me the answer I was looking for. Thanks once again!

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    Joe Colantonio - September 7, 2011

    Itu » Thats great to hear! I’m glad my blog helped you – let me know if there is anything else you would like to see. Cheers~Joe

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Nittin - September 8, 2011

Joe,
i work with qtp 11 and have issues navigating to any url when using it with IE8 (not the case with IE7 ), qtp simply skips the control to the next statement resulting into error.

secondly other functions gives “general error” , please help !
Many thanks!

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    Joe Colantonio - September 8, 2011

    Nittin » Hi Nittin – can you email me your code (joecolantonio@gmail.com) so I can try it on one of my IE8 machines? Thanks

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prashanth - October 12, 2011

Hi Joe,
I am working on automating an Excel 2007 application using QTP11. The problem is that the menu and items of Excel Ribbon are not recognized.Upon spying, the entire ribbon is recognized as WinObject.
Please help.

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    Joe Colantonio - October 12, 2011

    prashanth » Hi – this has been an issue for a while because Microsoft Office Excel uses custom controls. HP use to recommend using GetTextLocation but Windows7 does not support this API. This is what you can try:

    Use GetTextLocation method or the menu’s keyboard shortcuts to select the menu items

    It is expected for QuickTest Professional to generate coordinate-based methods and WinObject class objects when recording against Excel or Word, as Microsoft Office products use customized controls. This means that most menus in the Microsoft Office Suite are not standard menus and will not be recorded using standard menu statements.

    To reduce the dependency on coordinates, do the following:
    1. Record maximizing the Excel\Word window.
    2. Add the parent menu, the menu item in the menu bar, to the Object Repository. For instructions no how to do this, please refer to Document ID 21858 – How to add an object to the Object Repository.
    3. Insert the GetTextLocation method into your script using the name of the menu item you need to select.

    Example:
    Window(“Book1″).Window(“Data”).GetTextLocation(“Sort…”, l, t, r, b)

    4. Finish up by generating code that will verify if the menu item was located correctly, and if it was, then QTP should select it.

    Example:
    Window(“Book1″).Maximize
    Window(“Book1″).WinObject(“Worksheet Menu”).Click 240,12
    l = -1
    t = -1
    r = -1
    b = -1
    tf = Window(“Book1″).Window(“Data”).GetTextLocation(“Sort…”, l, t, r, b, False)
    If tf Then
    x = cint((l+r)/2)
    y = cint((t+b)/2)
    Window(“Book1″).Window(“Data”).Click x,y
    wait 2
    Window(“Book1″).Dialog(“Microsoft Excel”).WinButton(“OK”).Click
    Else
    msgbox “didn’t find text”
    End If

    You can also use the menu’s keyboard shortcuts to select menu items.

    Example:
    ‘ To select “File -> Save As”

    ‘ Make sure Excel has keyboard focus
    Window(“Book1″).Activate

    ‘ ALT + F and A is the shortcut for File -> Save As.
    Window(“Book1″).Window(“Book1″).Type micAltDwn + “F” + micAltUp + “A”

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      prashanth - October 13, 2011

      Hi Joe,
      You are a true Genius. I wish I had visited this blog earlier.
      I used the SendKey feature but it is unreliable at times. Is there a way to work on the COMAddIn object to access the Menu and Items? The Excel Object Model Reference is not of much help in this regard.
      Thanks.

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        Joe Colantonio - October 16, 2011

        prashanth » Hi Prashant – Thanks! Unfortunately I’m not aware of a way to interact with Excel menus using COM – I don’t think it possible but I’m not 100% sure.

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Jack - November 19, 2011

Hi Joe,
I am Currently working in a .Net application.
Objects are getting identified in first iteration,
But on second iteration objects are not getting identified (i.e,Objects are getting highlighted From object repository perspective but (click,set,select) methods are throwing errors only on second iteration)
Can anyone give suggestions?

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    Joe Colantonio - November 20, 2011

    Jack » Hi Jack – it’s hard to tell without seeing the app or code. Is there any way you can post a small code sample. Has any one else seen this behavior?

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rajesh - November 21, 2011

Hi Joe,
Thanks for responding,That issue is something to do with QTP settings,The same code works fine in different system.
Hope i will get it resolved :)

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    Joe Colantonio - November 23, 2011

    rajesh » Cool – hope you figure it out soon. Cheers~Joe

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    Deeman - December 22, 2011

    Rajesh
    I’m faciling the same issue, can you pls guide me on what settings need to be changed?

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      Joe Colantonio - January 11, 2012

      Deeman » Hi – hard to tell what the issue is with the info you provided. If you tried all the suggestions without success you might want to contact HP support and see if there are any hotfixes available for your issue.Cheers~Joe

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Balaji - December 5, 2011

Hi,

I have heard abt visual relation identifier property in QTP 11.I jave idea how to add visual relation identifier property in Object repository.. Just wanna ask u whether we can write a descriptive programming for visual relation identifier property? ..If so, can you explain with a example…

Thanks in advance…

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    Joe Colantonio - December 5, 2011

    Balaji » Hi – to be honest I’m not 100% sure but I would say no you could not at run time use descriptive programming to add Visual relation identifier settings. You could write a complex function that uses descriptive programming to get different relation details — like the object is left of an object and above it but I think that would defeat the purpose of having the built in feature. Is there a reason why you couldn’t use both – descriptive programming for common objects and a small OR that contains the fields that needs Visual relation identifiers? anyone else know if its possible to use descriptive programming with Visual relation identifier settings? Hope this helps. you Cheers~Joe

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Pavan - December 6, 2011

Hi Joe,

I am facing some issue with qtp11 while recognizing the objects in Java application. Some objects are recognizing as ‘javaobject’. For example there is a JavaTable in the application, But when I spy through QTP11, it is showing as ‘JavaObject’ with some name ‘KTable’. Could you please help me regarding this one. I am using only ‘Java’ as add-ins in qtp11.

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hussain - December 16, 2011

Hi Joe,

I’m using QTP 10 to automate a web application on IE 8 browser. I have recorded the scripts and its been working fine for past 3 months. But after the latest web application build update, none of the scripts are working. There are two version of same web application(almost 99% features & UI of both the version are same) where the old recorded scripts works perfectly fine in one version, whereas in other version it doesn’t executes even a single line of the script.
When i use Object Spy, It always selects the whole page & displays its properties as “Page” instead of WebElement, WebButton etc. However, in the other version where the scripts execute fine, it recognizes the Web objects correctly as WebElement, WebButton etc.
The same issue persists even when i do step generator as it recognizes all the web objects in the web page as just ‘Page’ object.

I tried so many solutions like uninstalling QTP & re-installing again, enabling BHOManager add-on in IE and even re-installing IE 8, but still couldn’t find any solution.
I would be very much thankful if someone could suggest me some solution.

Thanks in advance!!
Hussain

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    Joe Colantonio - December 16, 2011

    hussain » Hi Hussain – I know how hard these issue’s are to troubleshot. I had a similar issue with our application and IE8. The fix for me was to make a registry setting change:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mercury Interactive\QuickTest Professional\MicTest\ActiveX Add-in] “UseBBHook”=dword:00000001
    This setting forced the QTP ActiveX hook to initialize so that QTP could recognize our app in IE8. Does this behavior happen on every machine or just one? You might want to contact HP support of you are really stuck. Please let me know when you resolve it. Cheers~Joe

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rahul - December 16, 2011

Hi, I am gettting below error when I try to execute the scripts on IE8 with qtp 11. It was working fine with IE6, can you plz help me in troubleshotting the issue.

The Selected Object Can not be found in application. Check the application is open to correct page or window and that the object and its parents do not have parameterized values.

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    Joe Colantonio - December 16, 2011

    rahul » What happens when you spy on the object – does QTP recognize it and show the same properties that are in IE6? Can you record the problem action in QTP and compare the OR info that QTP automatically records against your scripts OR and verify the properties used to identify the object are the same.

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      Sunitha - June 27, 2013

      Hi Joe,
      Even I am facing the same error. I am using BPT framework. I have created the OR in Application area and when others try to access the same OR for their scripting they will face the same error.(The Selected Object Can not be found in application. Check the application is open to correct page or window and that the object and its parents do not have parameterized values). Can you please suggest me the solution

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kars - December 17, 2011

Hi

recently i tried installing QTP 11 in my system.. am able to test my sample application ..but no System.util.run commands are recorded.only if i keep the sample application open its recognizing and able to run … am quite a beginner in QTP .kindly need inputs .. its not able to recognise any file path in my script too.. i tried opening excel sheet ..not working

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    Joe Colantonio - December 21, 2011

    kars » Hi – what OS are you running QTP on? There is a know issue with QTP 11.0 not being able to record the “System Util.Run” statement. You can add this step manually. In QTP click on Insert->Step Generator. In the Step Generator Box select:
    Category: Utility Object
    Object: SystemUtil
    Operation:Run

    The arguments should appear – the only one that is required is the path to the application. For example for the QTP Sample flight app the statement would be:
    SystemUtil.Run “C:\Program Files\HP\QuickTest Professional\samples\flight\app\flight4a.exe”

    Hope this helps.
    Cheers,

    Joe

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Madan - December 21, 2011

Hi Joe, I am trying to automate a web application which is said to be developed in javascript with lots of iframes in it. When recording the objects in iframes are not identified by QTP (version 10). I tried using the Object spy on an iframe object and it diplayes the properties of that but the property of the frame and the page in which its placed is not getting displayed. Please help me !

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    Joe Colantonio - December 21, 2011

    Madan » Hi Madan – can you make the following changes and let me know if it helps with iFrame recognition:

    1. Go to Tools -> Options -> Web tab.
    2. Click “Page/Frame Options”.
    3. In the “Create a new Page test object for” section, select “Every navigation”.
    4. Click to close the dialogs.

    Cheers,

    Joe

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kars - December 22, 2011

Thanks Joe ..Am using Windows 7 OS ..i guess i have to change my OS and then install HP QC ..bcos certain features are disabled in my QC console and am not able to use it as well . or is there any other option i should try …

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    kars - December 24, 2011

    sorry instead of QTP i typed QC

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Madan - December 28, 2011

Hi Joe,

Just came back after christmas vacation. Thanks for the reply. However i tried that already and its not working. Now with the help of a developer i have identified that they have used JSP for that frame which is giving issue. The properties changing dynamically.

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Vijay - December 30, 2011

Hi Joe,
I came across your blogs just recently and realized what I have been missing till now… Thanks for sharing all these ideas!

I need your suggestions for an issue i am facing. While trying to automate an application, I am facing problems in identifying the objects in it. Only the window is recognized (as Window object), but no controls within the window is recognized.

The details are given below:
Platform: AIX, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Database: Sybase
Language used: C and Java.

Is it possible to automate such applications by using some specific add-in?

Thanks.

Regards,
Vijay

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    Joe Colantonio - January 3, 2012

    Vijay » Hi Vijay – thanks for checking out my blog! First QTP will not work with AIX or Solaris. It should work on standard C and Java applications as long as custom controls are not being used.
    When you spy on an object what class type are most of the field recognized as? Cheers~Joe

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      Vijay - January 6, 2012

      Hi Joe,
      Thanks for your response. The objects are not at all recognized. Only the window is recognized –
      Window(“TripleA”)

      Even when I try to get the ChildObjects for this Window object, I get an object count of 0. Any suggestions?

      Thanks.

      Regards,
      Vijay

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jason - January 3, 2012

Hi,

Wondering if you can help me with an existing issue.

Platform is Java and .net 3.0 on XP

When using Object Spy in QTP 11, or learning from the Object Repository, those tools view all objects as WinObjects. Obviously I cannot manually add steps by referencing all those winObjects in the repository (which is what I desire to do). However, when recording directly from QTP all the objects are correctly recognized.

I’ve installed the QTP patch 00709. I’ve tried every suggestion relating to the Record settings. I’ve loaded every add-on and rebooted. Nothing works.

If you have any other suggestions i might try I would be very grateful to here them!

Thanks!

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    Joe Colantonio - January 3, 2012

    jason » HI Jason – that’s a strange one – almost sounds like some sort of registry issue. Is this behavior machine specific or does it only happen on one machine? If its machine specific I would do a complete un-install and reinstall of QTP. For a workaround can you record against the object that you want to create a script for and then save the local Object Repository to a Shared Object Repository. Once all the object are in a shared OR you should be able to create new scripts using it – right? Anyone else have any ideas? You might want to contact HP support for this one if QTP behaves this way on multiple machines. Hope this helped. Please let us know what you find. Cheers~Joe

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Madan - January 6, 2012

Hi Joe,

Am back with another question. I need to get the QTP results in HTML format. That HTML result window should show the test start time, end time and test name. It should also give the column name, data entered in the Global data table and the status(PASS/FAIL). Which is the shortest and best way to do this?

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    Joe Colantonio - January 10, 2012

    Madan » Hi Madan would using the built in HP Run Results Viewer Export to html work for you? In the results go to File>Export To File>Export Run Results and select Detailed format and click the Export button. The save as button should appear with the ability to Save as type HTML files.

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vishnu - January 6, 2012

hi Joe,
In QTP 11 trial version, i’m able to record and play but the recorded format in expert view is as below.
Window(“Remote Desktop Connection”).WinObject(“Input Capture Window”).Click 390,329
Window(“Remote Desktop Connection”).WinObject(“Input Capture Window”).Click 321,343
Window(“Remote Desktop Connection”).WinObject(“Input Capture Window”).Click 748,424
Window(“Remote Desktop Connection”).WinObject(“Input Capture Window”).Click 338,293

As you can see here there is no object name like WinButton , WinEdit…etc. So i want to know what is the problem here?

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    Joe Colantonio - January 6, 2012

    vishnu » Hi Vishnu – what are you trying to automate? Based on the code you sent it looks like you are trying to use QTP to automate an app thru Remote Desktop? If that is the case QTP will not be able to recognize any of the objects. You would need to install QTP on the same machine that has the application that you would like to test. Let me know if I’m not understanding your issue. Cheers~Joe

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Macalynn - January 6, 2012

Hi Joe,
I am trying to automate a website with QTP so I recorded all my steps and then added all the object for each page to my repository but I keep getting the error that an object can not be identified. How do I capture all the objects especially if the website changes slightly everyday? thanks

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    Joe Colantonio - January 10, 2012

    Macalynn » Hi Macalynn – good question. Its hard to automate an application that is still under development. One thing that I’ve found helpful is to use the ‘Visual relation identifier’ option in the QTP 11 object repository. This helps to id a field based on its relation to a text label on the screen. Have you tried this option? Cheers~Joe

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    Kartik - January 13, 2012

    Usually for an object identification process QTP goes accroding to the following hierarchy of properties ..
    1. Mandatory Properties
    2. Assistive Properties
    3.Smart Identification
    4. Ordinal Identifiers
    & then the visual relation identifiers etc. But the best way to deal with problems of the kind mentioned above is making use of regular expressions while describing the object properties.

    Ex. You have a text box whos property say innertext keeps on changing everytime the application loads . We can make use of “.*” regexp as given below to handle such issues .

    inner text of while page load 1 : abc123hhh
    inner text of while page load 1 : abc234iii
    inner text of while page load 1 : abffgbnmhh
    we can make use of describing inner text as : ab.* so that qtp can identify it .

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Kartik

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Kartik - January 13, 2012

Hey Joe,
Very useful article indeed. Have hit a small road block hence seeking some tips . I am automating an application who’s UI is basically designed in JAVA with help of JAVA controls. But when I try to spy on the AUT with QTP the object spy highlight chunks of object or I can say group of objects together rather than giving me insights on individual objects. This is my first time on stand alone application testing. I have included the Java – Add-in also QTP records perfectly fine. Any clue as to where am I losing my track in the object identification/capture process.
Some details for reference:
Application : Stand alone AUT
OS : Windows 7 /64 bit (I had seen some posts on forum regarding java addin compatablity issues with 64 bit OS )
Addins Included : Java, ActiveX, VB ( Tried with these one’s)

Regards,
Kartik

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Bill E. - January 15, 2012

Hey Joe!
Thanks for the platform you have here.

I hope you or anyone participating in your blog can come to my help. I am working on a web application that is giving me a nightmare. There are few sections of the application where I have to open some reports and perform operations on these reports. The reports are basically big document or information pages. Once any of the report pages are opened, QTP takes long time (like 2 to 3 minutes) for any other operation to be performed. Even a simple click of a button would take that long. Because of this problem, my test is taking many hours to run(7 to 8 hours to run). If I find a solution for this problem, the test should take about 3 hours to run.
Any idea how to resolve a problem like this one. I am using only the web Add-In and don’t think any other Add-In is needed.
Feel free to ask any question. Using QTP 11.00
Thanks,

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udhayakumar - February 7, 2012

Hi Joe,

i am recoginizg the text from my application as below,

Carrier2_Status=SwfWindow(“KLA-Tencor Common Application”).SwfLabel(“Carrier2_Status”).Object.Text
If Carrier2_Status= “Carrier docked and Opened. FIMS POD 12INCH 25 SLOT Carrier ID: C2″ Then
Call WriteLog(“Pass”,”Carrier docked and opened”)
Else
Call WriteLog(“Fail”,”Carrier docked and opened”)
End If

but it is showing the space as box character like []

pls help me to get rid of this problem

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    Joe Colantonio - February 11, 2012

    udhayakumar » Hi did you resolve this yet? What happens if you try using the ANSI codes to remove the bracket characters from the string? For example chr(91) = [ and chr(93) = ].
    You could try using the codes with the replace function something like this:
    Carrier2_Status = Replace(Carrier2_Status,chr(91),” “)’removes all left brackets from the string replaces with a space
    Carrier2_Status = Replace(Carrier2_Status,chr(93),” “)’ removes all right brackets from the string replaces with a space

    Hope this helps — if you found a solution let us know about it.
    Cheers~Joe

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Kartik - February 9, 2012

Hi,

I am automating a webpage developed using FLEX.
We are not able to identify individual objects on the browser; the entire page is being identified as a single object (webobject).
Note: 1) we have added FLEX add-in in QTP
2) While building the FLEX we have instructed the developer to include FLEX Automation related libraries.

Any pointers on this would be highly appreciated, thanks in adv.

Kartik

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    Joe Colantonio - February 10, 2012

    Kartik » Hi Kartike – thanks for the question! Unfortunately I’m not that familiar with the FLEX add-in. Anyone else have any QTP-FLEX tips for Kartik? Cheers~Joe

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Kishore - February 17, 2012

Hi Joe,
one of the application in our project is set up as a single-application system (Windows 7 embedded) where we can see only that application opening on the machine and nothing else. It is like an OS to that machine which will be launched every time we switch on the machine.
We cannot install QTP in that system as that is a standalone machine with only that application installed in it.So, to automate it, we have to remotely access that system from the machine having QTP installed in it.

Is it possible to automate that application using QTP by remotely accessing it.

Some specifications:
QTP : 11.0
OS : Windows 7 /64 bit
Application: Standalone application developed with Dotnet 4.0
Add-ins of QTP: Dotnet,Infragistics,WPF (tried with them)..

Thanks in advance,
Kishore

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    Joe Colantonio - February 20, 2012

    Kishore » Hi Kishore if I understand your setup correctly I don’t think QTP will be able to recognize anything. Since QTP will not be on the machine that has the app when you use the spy it will recognize everything as a big window/bitmap. You might want to take a look at a trial version of eggplant (http://www.testplant.com/products/eggplant/) and see if that works for this situation. Good luck!

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Priyanka - February 20, 2012

Hi Joe,

First a big thanks for you blog !!
We had been using qtp 10 for our .net application and sometimes QTP does not identify grid objects due to the hierarchy change..Like for example…when we started off, it was wpfwindow(“windowname”).swfwindow(“windowname”).swftable(“gridname”)……But is sometimes shows, just swfwindow(“windowname”).swftable(“gridname”)….so QTP does not identify that grid…It is really confusing why this hierarchy changes time and again and any insight or solution on this issue will be really helpful…Thanks again !!

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    Joe Colantonio - February 21, 2012

    Priyanka » Thanks Priyanka! Have you tried using the .Exist method. I know its kinda of a hack but I do this all the time:

    If wpfwindow(“windowname”).Exist(1) Then
    Set gridPath = wpfwindow(“windowname”).swfwindow(“windowname”)
    Else
    Set gridPath = swfwindow(“windowname”)
    End if

    gridPath.swftable(“gridname”)

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anvitha - February 29, 2012

Hi joe,
Thanks for your blogs..
I am working on .net application ,qtp is not able to identify combobox,radiobutton instead identifying as swfobject .can u please suggest to solve this problem.
Thanks in advance,
Anvitha.

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    Joe Colantonio - February 29, 2012

    anvitha » Hi Anvitha – what version of the .NET framework are you using? I’ve seen issues when the .NET Framework version 4.0 was installed after QuickTest Professional was installed. If you are using 4.0 this is what HP recommends:

    If user wants to work with .NET 4.0, it is best to install it before installing QuickTest. If .NET 4.0 is installed after QuickTest, manually register two .NET DLLs as follows:

    1. If working on a 64bits operating system, it is required to install patch QTP_00709
    2. Open a command prompt (Start > Run > type “cmd” > Click “Ok”)
    3. Navigate to \GlobalAssemblyCache\Net4
    4. Execute the following commands:
    ..\..\bin\GACRegUtil4x86.exe -i Mercury.QTP.Agent.dll
    ..\..\bin\GACRegUtil4x86.exe -i Mercury.QTP.WpfAgent.dll

    If above doesn’t work, HP Support strongly recommends performing a detailed-guided un-installation process.

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anvitha - February 29, 2012

Thank you for valuable suggestion.
Anvitha

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anvitha - March 4, 2012

Hi joe,
I am working on .net application,Can u please help me how to pass variables in sql statement which is in qtp script after database connection that is to sql server

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anvitha - March 4, 2012

Thanks in advance

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Lorena - March 8, 2012

Has anyone had success in using the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit with QTP? I have tried the very little that I have found but there is not a lot out there in testing of PDF files.

I have installed acroQTP (v93.3.2.205) as required by Adobe. I am using QTP v10 build 513 with Acrobat v9.4.3.231

During the Record of QTP, when selecting anything within my Acrobat windows, the Runtime Error dialog will sometimes appear or nothing is recorded on my clicks/etc. Even Spy only finds the AVToolBarEasel

As far as I can see/guess, I followed the online instructions and I do get the AcroQTP add-in showing in my Add-in Manager. I follwed your 6 steps and found that AcroQTP was not loaded within the Associated Add-ins in the File->Settings.

But on using it with QTP 10 and ACROBAT 9.2, either nothing gets recorded or …
… I get a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library – Runtime Error! Program C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat.exe — The application has requested the Runtime too terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application support team for more information.

I have tried turning off all Add-ins except for AcroQTP but still I can not recognise Acrobat .

Any ideas on this? Thx!

Lorena

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    Joe Colantonio - March 9, 2012

    Lorena » Hi Lorena – I’ve actually have never heard of the Adobe PDF Test Toolkit. If its free I will download and try to figure it out. Anyone else have any real world experience with this?

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Folks - March 11, 2012

Hello everyone,

I am having problems recording Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V Applications) When i record even in low level mode it doesn’t recognize any objects(using QTP 10),does anyone know how this problem can be resolved?

Greetings!

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Sushma - March 12, 2012

Hi Joe,

I have qtp(11 version) scripts for Siebel(7.8 version) application and IE(6).
Now we need to upgarde the scripts tp Siebel(8.1 version).

Could you please let me know does QTP version 11 support Sieble 8.1 on IE 6 version.If it does not is there any patch for the same.

Thanks in Advance,
Sushma

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    Joe Colantonio - March 15, 2012

    Sushma » Hi Sushma – it looks like the following version’s of Siebel are supported by QTP 9.5, 10.00 and 11.00:

    • 7.0.x
    • 7.5.x
    • 7.7.x
    • 7.8.x
    • 8.0.x
    • 8.1.1.1

    There are no Siebel patches that I’m aware of.

    Cheer~Joe

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      Sushma - March 16, 2012

      Hi Joe,

      Below are the settings which I have followed but QTP 11 is not identifying Siebel 8.1 objects on the IE 6 browser

      1. Installed the Siebel add-in and checked the same while opening QTP

      2. Enabled the below parameters on the Siebel server 8.1server
      EnableAutomation & AllowAnonUsers

      3. Appended the URL with “SWECmd=AutoOn&AutoToken=Password1″

      4. After enabling the parameters mentioned above , the below exe is visible in Task Manager processes,which is expected
      SibelAx_Test_Automation_21229.exe

      Please let me know if there are any other settings which need to be done for QTP 11 to identify the Siebel 8.1 objects on IE 6 browser.

      Regards,
      Sushma

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Lorena - March 12, 2012

Yes, it is free at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/aptt/

Are there others I should PDF consider?

I can use thw AcroQTP methods, but when recording in QTP, my Adobe Acrobat or my Reader are not being recognized when selecting buttons, etc.

Supposidly, I should be able too.

thx Joe for looking into this. Any advise would be welcomed. ;-)

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    Prasad - January 27, 2014

    Hi Lorena,
    I have installed QTP 11, Flex 4.5 version and Adobe PDF Test Toolkit for Acrobat 9.2 or Reader 9.2. I have selected 3 addins as given in help file i.e. AcroQTP, Flex 4.5 and Web.

    Now, Can you help me how should I go ahead with pdf automation ? I want to compare all the contents of PDF with expected data in Excel.

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards

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folkert - March 16, 2012

Hi Joe/someone

Does anyone have experience (or maybe even a solution)with the problem i am facing (see text beneath here)

Hello everyone,

I am having problems recording Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V Applications) When i record even in low level mode it doesn’t recognize any objects(using QTP 10),does anyone know how this problem can be resolved?

Greetings!

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Nand - March 26, 2012

For a booth number field 10 when typed values commencing from 10 like 08610,08611 etc are shown though not as a drop down. Only the value selected from the list is accepted by the webpage.

Task:
08610 is to be selected. On entering 086 related values are searched and numbers like 08610,08611 are searched. Required value is to be clicked in the searched result. Some kind of ajax related search occurs and data appears below the edit box
When i record the script, this line appears

‘Browser(“”).Page(“”).WebElement(“WebTable”).Click
‘Browser(“”).Page(“”).WebEdit(“ctl00$ContentPlaceHolder1$text_2″).Set “086”
‘Browser(“”).Page(“”).WebElement(“086″).Click

the value like 08610 isn’t either recorded or is played back when script is run. Please suggest how to proceed.

HTML of the webpage is:

If I can make the tool click space after the text that will help me proceed further. Please suggest.

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Vijayaraj - March 29, 2012

Excellet Info.

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    Joe Colantonio - March 30, 2012

    Vijayaraj » Thanks Vijayaraj – glad it helped!

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Jatin Srivastava - April 13, 2012

I am not able to record an (.Net 3.5 with winforms) application properly. The addins selected are .Net, ActiveX, WPF and VB.
QTP version used is 10.0.
All the objects are identified as WinObjects when i do an object spy. Please suggest a solution. I have heard of NetAdvantage but completely unaware of how to install and use it. Will it solve my problem? Or I am using the wrong set/combination of the addins.

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Dev - April 15, 2012

Tip 6.3 – Always start QTP First, After open Application(Web Or Windows based), then only QTP identify respective objects, I have seen people not identifying any Objects because they first have already opened applications in their browsers and after they start the QTP, and QTP wont identify any of objects.
Hope this will help.

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Raj - April 20, 2012

Hi Joe,
I need help regarding my question yeterday, for QTP not being able to reckognize list in a windows application.
please respond I would really appreciate your hel[.
Thanks

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    Joe Colantonio - April 20, 2012

    Raj » Hi Ray – If you tried all the steps in this post I’m not sure why QTP does not recognize your app. What was it written in? Have you tried creating Virtual Object to help identify it as a list box? Cheers~Joe

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Raj - April 20, 2012

Apologies for the messup on my previous email.

My scenario is as below:

QTP 11 Win 7 – Recording is as below – I am testing windows bases client thick application
I think developed in C which we cannot get access to.

Window(“D Connects 1.a_4″).WinObject(“Electronic Journal Tran”).Click 414,142
Window(“D Connects 1.a_4″).WinObject(“Electronic Journal Tran”).Click 428,157
Window(“D Connects 1.a_4″).WinObject(“Electronic Journal Tran”).Click 441,177
Window(“D Connects 1.a_4″).WinObject(“Electronic Journal Tran”).Click 406,110
Window(“D Connects 1.a_4″).WinObject(“Electronic Journal Tran”).Click 455,266

This is a List box with data in each row
QTP looks as whole the list box as one when using object Spy, on any row
Only the properties of side and bottom scroll bar are visible with object spy
rest no matter what row or part of box I click I see the same.

Class Name WinOject
abs_x 1
abs_y 42
enabled True
focus TRue
hashscroll False
hashvscroll false
height 704
hscrollpage size –
hwnd 704
leftscrollbar False
native class xvt410doc9012
object class xvt410doc9012
regexpwndclass xvt410doc9012
regexpwndtitle Electronic Journal Trans
rightaligne False
test Electronic Journal Trans
visible True
vsscrollpagesize
vsscrollposition
width 1631
window id 0
windowextendedstyle 257
windowstyle 1455423488
x 4
y 45

I want to collect and compare with data from UI data.

Need you expert advice to resolve this issue.

Thanks

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Raj - April 20, 2012

It does recognize many objects, it recognises whole the list box as one (The properties of the list box are as mentioned in my email above).Also it does not recognize any buttons at all , we have to use the hot keys for that , we are using discriptive programming to automate the application.
I tried using virtual objects it did not work either.
What are these numbers on the recording after the click, I do not understand it. This is my first time working on windows based client thick application.
Any suggestion if any Addin is needed, or any other suggestion you might have.

I really thanks for all you support.

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Prasad - April 25, 2012

Hi Joe,

Even after installing patches 90 and 92 for supporting firefox (using firefox 10), QTP is not recognizing the firefox objects. It is showing as window object.

Please let me know the solution for this.

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    Joe Colantonio - April 25, 2012

    Prasad » Not sure – the patches work for me. Does this happen on all web pages? If you spy on something simple like the Google search textbox does it recognize it? If you have this behavior on against all web pages it sounds like you have a corrupt You might have to do a clean uninstall and reinstall.

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sailaja c.b. - April 29, 2012

I thank you.Many of my problems are solved going through your website.

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    Joe Colantonio - May 2, 2012

    sailaja c.b. » Cool! That’s what I like to hear :)

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sunil - May 5, 2012

How to perform click operation on OracleRadiGroup as qtp perfoms Select not the click operation. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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    Joe Colantonio - May 8, 2012

    sunil » Hi Sunil – I’m looking at the QTP documentation for the OracleRadioGroup object and I do see that Click is a valid Method for it. Not sure why it’s not working for you. When you manually click on it what is it suppose to do?

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      sunil - July 13, 2012

      Hi Joe,
      Sorry for delay in replying to your mail. There is an oracle radio group button with “yes” and “no” option. When i click manually the radiogroup on “Yes” option it invokes new window. But if iam trying to select oracle radio group through qtp it does not invoke another window. When i Checked with developer he said when click method is performed on the oracleRadioGroup then it invokes the window not by selecting the “Yes” option. I have used Mercury.DeviceReplay by capturing the co ordinates of OracleRadioGroup at run time but it is not consistent. sometimes it works and sometimes it does not work. Could you please help me out? Iam using Descriptive Programming.

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jeevan - May 7, 2012

hi Joe,
i am using QTP 11 and Siebel 8.0
adding some objects into repository coming like
Browser(Browser).Page(Siebel application).etc
some times coming like
Browsr(Siebel application).page(Siebel application).etc

QTP is unable to identify while executing ,as some times coming Browser , some times coming as Siebelapplication,can u plz help me on this?

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    Joe Colantonio - May 8, 2012

    jeevan » Hi Jeevan – What descriptive property is QTP using to ID the browser? You could use a regular expression in your OR. For example is its using the name property in the OR click on the value and make it a regular expression and use:
    Browser|Siebel application. When QTP runs it will work against either Browser or Siebel application. Make sense?

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niths - May 8, 2012

Hi joe, i was happy seeing your blog having solutions for many of our problems. And i do need a help.i want to run a desktop application which is based on flex. I have added flex add inn but still it is not able to recognize at Add-inn manager.

And when i record the desktop application, it is getting recorded like this what is that number after click?

Window(“Window”).Click -3, 19, micRightBtn

if you are not able solve can u please suggest automation tool for desktop application for flex?
right now am using windows 7, adobe flex 4.5, QTP 11

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srinithya - May 9, 2012

hi joe, your blog is really gud could find many solutions and one more solution please do we need flash builder for using QTP 11 for Flex application? and even if i install flex plug inn am not able to recognize it in add in manager

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    Joe Colantonio - May 9, 2012

    srinithya » HI – Sorry but I have not used the Flex add-in before. Have you checked Adobe’s forumns? I did find this link that might help you:

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/900873

    Cheers~Joe

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Thanan - May 10, 2012

Hi All,
I m using QTP 10 version, when i try to identify object by object spy. It shows correct for some object and after that it shows as winobject for every object. I mean…
In login page, obj spy correctly identify the Username, password and Submit button field…. after navigating in to the next page the object spy not correctly identifies the object

It shows message as
WinObject:Internet Explorer server..

Plz guide me…….

Thanks in Advance

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    Joe Colantonio - May 10, 2012

    Thanan » Are you sure you are loading all the correct add-ins? Do you know what technology is used in your application? I know that for my application the login page uses standard web controls but the rest uses .NET and ActiveX controls. So if I only load the Web add-in QTP will recognize the login page but not the other screens.

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Nijas - May 10, 2012

Hi Joe,
I am using QTP 11 and trying to automate our web application(uses GWT 2.4) in Firefox. Some of the web elements are not identified. Using object spy i found the properties of those objects and i passed those properties and some of objects are identified using “Index” property. This “index” property value changes in different run of the application. So can u pls suggest any alternative ideas to identify these objects.

Note: I also used GetROproperty which will work sometimes. code is below, pls check.

Set obj = CreateObject (“Mercury.DeviceReplay”)
x=Browser(Browser).Page(Page).WebElement(webelement).GetROProperty(“abs_x”)
y=Browser(Browser).Page(Page).WebElement(webelement).GetROProperty(“abs_y”)
obj.MouseMove absx, absy
obj.MouseClick absx, absy,0
Set obj= Nothing

Pls correct me if i am wrong. Pls suggest ur idea to identify these objects.

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Sangita - May 16, 2012

Hi Joe,
Great Thanks for your valuable inputs!
I am automating a web based application using QTP 10.0. Here, the objects of the child window is not getting recognised.. it says “Object does not exist…..” .. i did object spy, added the object again… still its throwing the out the same error!
Can you please advice….

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    Joe Colantonio - May 16, 2012

    Sangita »The most common reasons for the exist method to return a false message even when the object exists are:

    1. Wrong properties to identify the object for example: An html id is used which has been changed.

    2. There are multiple objects with same definition. for example: When identifying an object without specifying any ordinal identifiers (index/location/creationtime) and the specified description results in multiple object matches then exist would return false.

    3. The specific test object Add-in is not loaded. Test objects can be accessed even when the Add-in has not been loaded but the functionality for such test object doesn’t work without the add-in.

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sindhu - May 16, 2012

while working wid shared obj. repository, add objects, I was trying to select an object in da app(yahoomail). Here in da obj. selection window, displays: win object – running applications and win object – internet explorer server…
cudnt select da objects for repository
tried many times
wt might me da reason?

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    Avanthi - July 24, 2012

    Same error im getting too plz reply us sir

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kartik - May 25, 2012

HI

I AM USING QTP 11.. I INSTALLED AIR AND FLEX UPDATE FROM ADOBE…. QTP IS STILL UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE THE COMPONENTS AND SAY MICROMEDIA FLASH OBJECT… PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO !!

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    Joe Colantonio - May 27, 2012

    kartik » Sorry Kartik I’ve never used the ADOBE add-in for QTP. Does anyone else have any advice for Kartik?

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Sanya - May 26, 2012

Hi Joe!

could you please help in understanding the difference between virtual objects and user defined objects. I kinda know the definations but just getting confused as to where and when should we use which of these. Since both of these are used in situations where QTP is unable to identify the objects, how do we find out if we need to create virtual object or just map it to standard windows class test object as a user defined object.
thanks
Sanya

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Charan - June 11, 2012

Hi am using qtp10.object spy was not working properly.
can u help me on this..

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    Joe Colantonio - June 20, 2012

    Charan » Hi Charan – can you please provide more info. What is happening? Are you getting error messages? What technology are you testing? What OS?

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Siva - June 13, 2012

Hi Joe,
Nice article. I need your advice on Powerbuilder Addin issue.

I am working on a PB application. My objects are getting identified as data window ( Even after installing the patch ). One additional thing i noted is if I set the object in focus then the object is identifying properly ( a PB Edit box will identify properly when that edit box is in focus )

Kindly provide your advice

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    Joe Colantonio - June 20, 2012

    Siva » Hi Siva – not sure what the issue is — I have not tested any Powerbuilder apps. Are custom controls being used in the application? Does the QTP spy correctly identify any of the fields?

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Sat - June 18, 2012

Why is it mandatory or advisable to launch qtp first and then AUT ?
why do you think application objects are not identified if AUT is launched and then after some time QTP is launched.

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    Joe Colantonio - June 28, 2012

    Sat » QTP needs to be able to hook into the application. If the app is already launched this sometimes causes recognition issues.

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Kripal - June 20, 2012

I am not able to open QTP Test Script in Quality Center 9, I am able to save the script in QC but when I am trying to open it in Test Script Tab of QC a Message box displying Can’t Load the Test “path of the test”.
Please help to resolve the issue.
OS-Window7
IE-8
QTP-10

Regards
Kripal

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    Joe Colantonio - June 20, 2012

    Kripal » Does this happen for all test? I did not find any known issues in the HP KB

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Kripal - June 21, 2012

Hi Joe,

Yes it happen for all test(vb script file), I guess it is because of MS-Office I have installed office 2003 in window 7.

Let me change the OFFICE i will let you know…

Thanks
Kripal

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swapna - June 25, 2012

Hi,
While recording using QTP 11.0 enabling Addin i.e ActiveX and Web, I am unable to record script against my web application which is developed in php.
In recording mode after certain steps, my application is not navigating to next page, error message is popped.
This only happens when i record.
Am using ie8 browser in windows 7.

Thanks,
Swapna

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    Joe Colantonio - June 28, 2012

    swapna » What does the error msg say?

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divya raj - June 25, 2012

hi…….
i am new to automation testing and installed qtp 10.0 version in windos7 64-bit OS
for web application:_i am trying to add objects into object repository, while spy it is giving class names and method names as of like windows application

eg: : for browser———-window
edit—————winedit instead of webedit

can u help me to resolve this problem of using qtp

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    Joe Colantonio - June 28, 2012

    divya raj » Do you have patch QTP_00644 installed? This patch enables you to install and use QuickTest 10.00 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. Also is this a 64 bit application? Using QuickTest Professional version 10.0 and below to test 64-bit applications is not supported. QuickTest Professional supports testing on applications based on Win32 API and MFC. QuickTest Professional version 11.0 supports test particular techonologies on 64-bit applications after installing patch QTP_00699.

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Bhanu - June 29, 2012

Hi Joe,

First of all thanks for the Blog. This seems really helpful
I am new to QTP. I have installed QTP 11 and am running the scrpts that are already recorded using QTP 9.5. QTp is not recogniszing the pop- up click buttons, links ….

I tried to do an object spy on the window links and it recognizes everything as a WInobject :Internet Explorer _ Server .

Please help me in resolving this issue.

Thanks

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    Joe Colantonio - July 7, 2012

    Bhanu » Does this happen on all your test machines? Are you sure the correct Add-ins are loaded

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Renee Dye - July 3, 2012

I’m using QTP v10.0 with Windows 7 and IE 64 bit – I read one of the replies and it said this was not supported? Should I upgrade to QTP v11.0? I’m having issues with all of my steps being scripted – I can’t get the script to acknowledge radio buttons which is in Java Code and I have the Java Add-in? I have coworkers using QTP V10.0 with XP and they have no issues. We have the same add-ins so I’m not sure why mine isn’t working unless there is a issue with W7 (IE 64 bit) vs XP. Any suggestions?

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    Joe Colantonio - July 7, 2012

    Renee Dye » Do you have patch QTP_00644 installed? This patch enables you to install and use QuickTest 10.00 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. Also is this a 64 bit application? Using QuickTest Professional version 10.0 and below to test 64-bit applications is not supported. QuickTest Professional supports testing on applications based on Win32 API and MFC. QuickTest Professional version 11.0 supports test particular techonologies on 64-bit applications after installing patch QTP_00699.

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Eduardo - July 3, 2012

Hey Joe!
Great blog you’ve got here!
I’m trying to use QTP to identify objects on a UI built on QT. Is there any QTP Add-In available for that sort of UI?

Thanks a lot!!

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    Joe Colantonio - July 7, 2012

    Eduardo » Hi Eduardo – HP does not have a QT add-in that I kow of. I also did a search on HP KB and QT’s site and could not find any 3rd party add-ins for it.

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      Joe Colantonio - July 10, 2012

      Joe Colantonio » FYI – just heard a “rumor” that the next version of QTP(UFT) will have a Qt add-in option.

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        Eduardo - July 10, 2012

        Well…We’ll have to wait then.. :(
        Thanks a lot and congrats for the blog!

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divya raj - July 7, 2012

s i solved my problem

thanks for your suggestion and help

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Ben - July 20, 2012

Joe, any heads up on QTP 12 release time? 11 has been out for almost two years now. Thank you.

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    Joe Colantonio - July 20, 2012

    Ben » Hi Ben I think they are really close. I’ve been evaluating the beta for a few week now. My guess would be that it will be released in 1 to 2 months but I have not heard any official dates.

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hema - July 23, 2012

Hi joecolantino ,
I am facing problem regarding testing FlexCustomComponents with QTP..

Actually my FlexApplication is installed on remote machine (ex: 192.30.30.21 machine)
and QTP with Flex plugin is installed on another machine .. I am able to access my FlexApplication in QTP through url (http://192.30.30.21/myFlexApp) …

But my FlexApplication also has complex customcomponents …. for example ….

I have a customPanel extending Panel .. my custom panel’s title bar has few images and buttons … i somehow instrumented customPanel and its titleBar too … i have deployed customPanelAutomationImpl.as delegate file in the FlexApplication and included that delegate in the buildscript of the FlexApplication …. also i have added customPanel entry into the TEAFlex.xml(present in flexPlugin folder) … but QTP is still not recognising the customPanel …

Can you pls help me with this issue …. ? any help would be appreciable ..

Thanks ..

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    Joe Colantonio - July 25, 2012

    hema » Hi hema – Sorry – I wish I could help but I have zero experience with the Flex. Anyone else have any ideas?

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Avanthi - July 24, 2012

Hi, by using object repository im catch objects in gmail login screen in dat im not getting webedit…

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sasan - July 24, 2012

Hi great Job!
I have some scripts created in QTP 10 for a Java App under Win XP. Now we changed to Win 7 64bit (also the AUT is changed to 64bit), after installing QTP 11 with all Patches and addins I tried to run my scripts.
It works fine, all objects are recognized and methods are working properly, however, at some aktivities the AUT must be reloaded and from that point on QTP does not reconizes any object (as like the addin is not installed) and also if I stop the run QTP is not able to capture any object but if I reboot the AUT everthing works fine again! any idea? I would appriciate.

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    Joe Colantonio - July 27, 2012

    sasan »For some reason sounds like QTP is losing its hook into your application on the reload. I’m not sure why this is happening and I can’t repro. Has anyone else seen this behavior and have suggestions?

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hema - July 26, 2012

Hi joe,

Thats ok.. apart from this .. i have another question..
I have installed a plugin for qtp .. that plugin has got added to add in start up window of QTP too… but i have searched my entire PC for the plugin installed folder… am unable to find it… where does this plugin installed folder can be found exactly … do u have any idea?

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amit - July 30, 2012

Hi Joe
we are stuck in a very urgent issue, pls provide the solution.
we are using QTP 11 on .NET 4 environment and testing a wpf applicatrion

In that application there is a wpftable. inside the wpftable there are some columns and rows. each cell contains some objects like checkbox, picklist etc.we are not able to get the control on the objects in the wpftable. when spy, it is shown as a complete single grid and not shown any object inside the wpftable. pls let me know how to get contol on the checkboxes, picklist in the wpftable. we need to check/uncheck checkboxes etc

Syntax is WpfWindow(“title”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).

using qtp 11 in .net 4.0 environment

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amit - July 30, 2012

Hi Joe

Just want to add in the above query <>, someone suggested this issue can be resolved with the help of ‘Automation Pattern’ property of wpftable. but i am not sure how to use it. can you please let us know if this issue is related to Add-ins. we have installed QTP_00699 and QTP_00709

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    Joe Colantonio - July 30, 2012

    amit » Do you have patch qtpnet_00120 installed? This patch not only contains silverlight enahcments but also contains all the fixes made for the WPF Add-in since QuickTest Professional 11.00 was released. So if you have missed some of the previous WPF patches— no worries– this accumulative patch will install all of them for you.

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      amit - July 30, 2012

      Thanks Very much Joe for the quick reply. we will test it after installing the path and let you know

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        amit - July 30, 2012

        Just a quick question: is the required patch qtpnet_00120 or qtpnet_00127

        Regards
        Amit

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        amit - July 30, 2012

        Just a quick question: is the required patch qtpnet_00120 or qtpnet_00127

        Regards
        Amit

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          Joe Colantonio - July 30, 2012

          amit » If this is a 64-bit WPF application that you are testing? If so hen it would be qtpnet_00127. If not it would be qtpnet_00120.

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amit - July 30, 2012

Yes Joe, we are testing on Windowa 7, 64 bit .Net 4.0, wpf application

our issue is: on spying the checkboxes (or spying any other object) in the wpfgrid, getti9ng the below hierachy

”WpfWindow(“title”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”). ”

but it should be ”WpfWindow(“title”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).wpf(“checkbox”).”

reference for checkbox is not coming while adding the object. we will try by installing the patch qtpnet_00127

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amit - August 6, 2012

Hi Joe

I am trying to install qtpnet_00127 on my machine but getting the below message, can you pls let us know how to fix it

“HP QuickTest Professional 11.00 64bit patch has been completed with errors”

My machine: Windows 7, 64 bit, .Net 4.0 Environment, QTP 11

As per the details, Prerequisite to install this patch is * QTP_00699, * QTPNET_00120

I have installed both of these but not able to install qtpnet_00127. pls check it

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    Joe Colantonio - August 6, 2012

    amit » Hi – those are the only 2 requirements that I know of. What order did you install the patches in? If you un-install all the patches and start again do you get the same error? I also assume that you ran all the patches as administrator.

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amit - August 6, 2012

Hi Joe

I just re-installed the patch QTPNET_00127 and it is installed successfully, but the problem of ‘Objects not identified in the wpfgrid’ is not solved.

now when i execute the code of wpftable, the below message is displayed

Execute the code: Wpfwindow(title).Wpftable(title).SelectCell 2,0 ‘To click in the cell in third row, first column (inside the wpftable)

Error: Method Not found: “Void Mercury.WpfUtils.Set_ActiveContainer(System.Windows.DependencyObject)”

QTP is not performing operation on the objects inside the wpftable. pls suggest workaround for this and how this error can be fixed

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    Joe Colantonio - August 6, 2012

    amit » Did QTP ever work against your WPF app or does it just not work with Win7 64 bit? Are you using any custom third-party controls in your app? I was not able to reproduce your issue – I downloaded a Microsoft datagrid sample (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/CSWPFCascadeDataGridComboBo-676e910f) and i was able to use the SelectCell method without any errors:

    WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).SelectCell 0,1

    If you download this same sample do you get the same error that you are seeing against your application?

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amit - August 7, 2012

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply, below are the answers to all the points mentioned by you, pls have a look

1. Testing with Microsoft datagrid sample application
Answer: I downloaded the sample application and followed the steps mentioned but the same issue occurs. Objects inside the wpftable are not identified. Spy on the picklist in the first row, first column. The picklist is not identified while spying on it. only the wpftable is identified. picklists inside the wpftable are not identified
The code generated is
WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).

Refrence for picklist is not shown in the code. the code should be WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).wpfPicklist() ??.

On executing the code: WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).SelectCell 1,0
below message is displayed
Object doesn’t support this action: ‘WpfWindow(…).WpfTable(…).SelectCell’

Please suggest how you are working on the picklist inside the wpftable. in our application, there are Checkboxes and Pickers inside the wpftable. but we are not able to check/uncheck the checboxes in the wpftable.

In the sample application, shared by you, i record the steps of selecting values in the picklist but no code is generated in qtp, code is generated only on the actions performed at the application level for e.g.
WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).Move 467,339
WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).Minimize
WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).Restore

Please let us know if you are testing on wondows 7, 64 bit
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2. We will also test on Win XP and share the results
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3. Please let me know if issue is clear to you or how can i share the screenshots if required
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Thank you very much for your attention to this issue

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Shubham Jain - August 7, 2012

Hi Joe,

I am working on GWT application and have loaded GWT sub addin in my QTP 11.None of the object is recongnised as GWT objects and still they are learned as webelements.What could be possible reasons.?

Thanks in advance

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    Joe Colantonio - August 8, 2012

    Shubham Jain » Hi Shubham – are you using customized GWT controls? When you spy on the objects do you see a gwt-id property?

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      Shubham Jain - August 13, 2012

      Hi joe,

      No I am not using customized GWT controls.I have simply added GWT sub addin.I dont see any gwt-id property also.I checked in some other application ,QTP do identify some of GWT objects as GWT tree etc which means add in is not a problem.Seeking your expert advice.Thanks in advance!

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amit - August 7, 2012

Hi Joe

in addition to above query, also want to discuss the basic code

WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).SelectCell 0,1

the above code will only select the mentioned cell. how can we select the different options in the picklist inside the wpftable. these picklist are not highlited by qtp

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Greg - August 7, 2012

I have an issue when I run tests via QC, it does not recognize a .net toolstrip, but rather it sees it as a winobject. What I’m trying to do is press “Save” in the toolstrip. If it’s identified as a winobject, is there a “work around” for that?

Thanks

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    Joe Colantonio - August 8, 2012

    Greg » HI Greg – Does this behavior only occur when running from QC? If you just run the test on the machine with QTP do you get the same behavior? Does this occur on only one machine or many? What version of .NET is installed on the machine? If you open the QTP script that was started by QC and go to QTP’s File>Setting>Properties do you see the .Net add-in checked?

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      Greg - August 10, 2012

      It only happens running through QC, I think it’s a memory thing, as the application is a hog.

      They are developing a web version of the application next year, I can’t wait!

      Thanks for your help, I figure out 99% of the .net bombs, this is my last hurdle

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amit - August 9, 2012

Hi Joe

In the sample application shared by you, (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/CSWPFCascadeDataGridComboBo-676e910f), please share the logic which you are using to select a value in the picklist

Below code is only selecting (highliting) the specified cell.
WpfWindow(“Cascade DataGridComboBoxColumn”).WpfTable(“dataGrid”).SelectCell 0,1

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Prasad - August 9, 2012

Hi Joe,

Can you please help us to recognize GWT objects using QTP.
I have tried it with GWT addin but still I am not able to recognize the same.

My application is using GUI which is made with the help of EXT GWT.

Please help me with it.
Thanks in advance

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Bala - August 10, 2012

Hi Joe,

We have a requirement to automate test cases for a c++ application using QTP 11. Is there any addin available to enable the QTP to identify the objects.HP support guys are telling to use QTP Test Extensibility API (TEA). What is this TEA and how to use it..

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    Joe Colantonio - August 10, 2012

    Bala » Hi – QTP does not have a C++ add-in. You can try to use the QTP Extensibility Accelerator to map your controls to a common control and add custom methods and properties to interact with the controls. I have not done that much with TEA — HP has a pretty good video that give a high level overview on how to do this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dttt_P1D4EU
    Hope it helps.

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Erfan - August 10, 2012

Hi Joe,
I am facing problem in execution of QTP scripts designed by colleague. The problem is with object repository. The ‘name’ and ‘title’ property for same browser are shown different in my and his system. I tried this with object spy on his and my machine. So scripts are working fine on his system where as not on mine. I reinstalled QTP 10 and restarted my system. But nothing is moving ahead. Could you please suggest something?

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    Joe Colantonio - August 13, 2012

    Erfan » Are you using an object repository? If so in the OR you could add a regular expression in the name and title property value to handle both situations.

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      Erfan - August 14, 2012

      Hi Joe,
      Thanks for your reply…
      Yes I am using object repository, but regular expression is not helping. Because ‘title’ property is totally different at both systems. I started execution using only ‘name’ property, as this solution is working. For the same I need to update entire object repository. But I am still wondering how it is showing ’title’ property totally different at both systems. Could you please tell how it is happening?

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        Joe Colantonio - August 14, 2012

        Erfan » I’m surprised a reg expression doesn’t work since I know you can use an OR expression to handle two or more completely different values. Not sure why this is happening what kind of app is it. What OS is on both machines? Does any one else have any ideas why this behavior is occurring?

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          Erfan - August 16, 2012

          Joe>> It is web application and windows 7 is OS for both machines.

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Shubham Jain - August 16, 2012

Hi joe,

No I am not using customized GWT controls.I have simply added GWT sub addin.I dont see any gwt-id property also.I checked in some other application ,QTP do identify some of GWT objects as GWT tree etc which means add in is not a problem.Seeking your expert advice.Thanks in advance!

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Mannan - August 21, 2012

Hi Joe,

I am using Quality center 10.00
I am trying to export report to PDF from test results.
The screen shots which i am able see in test results are not being exported to the PDF file, i can just see the steps if it is passed or failed in the exported file but not the screen shots of the steps. I have couple of other projects in QC for my credentials in which i am able to export the reports with out missing the screen shots. Its only happening to a particular project for some reason.
Could you please suggest me what would i need to do to export the comlpete report!!

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Yugandhar - August 22, 2012

Hi Joe,

I installed qtp 10, In that qtp object spy didn’t recognize objects,
i am using windows 7 operating system and i also tryed with different fire fox (8 to 13) versions. but it didn’t recognized.
pls replay me as soon as possible.

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Thirupathi - August 29, 2012

We have recently upgraded our HP QC 10.0 to HP ALM 11. We had saved our automated scripts created with QTP 10.0 in HP QC 10.0 earlier.
However when we are attempting to open these scripts from HP ALM11 now, the scripts are not being opened in QTP 10.0
Can you please let us know if
1. We require to install any patches to QTP 10 for scripts to be saved and opened from HP ALM11
2. Any specific add-ins required.
3. What are the prerequisities for QTP10 with ALM11

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    Joe Colantonio - October 11, 2012

    Thirupathi » Are you getting an error message? Have you updated the Quality Center and QTP add-ins from the ALM add-in’s page?

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Yugandhar - August 30, 2012

Thank you mr joe,
I installed that one also but its not working. still now object spy didn’t identifying mozilla 3 browser. What can i do? pls help me.

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Nidhi - August 30, 2012

HI Joe,

We are using QTP to automate on SABRE terminal emulator (using this for fetching airlines customer. Data is fetched from the TPF OS). QTP objects is not recognizing the results of the line commands within the SABRE window. We are using the QTP TE plugin. Is there anyway to overcome this in QTP ? Are there any other add ins ? or any screen scraping tools ?

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    Joe Colantonio - August 30, 2012

    Nidhi » Hi Nidhl actually I’m not sure how to configure QTP to work with SABRE. Have you seen this info in the HP KB?

    How to can the Terminal Emulator add-in be configured to use an unlisted (officially unsupported) terminal emulator?:

    Note: It has being seeing that using HLLAPI is available mostly when protocols used between Terminal Emulator and server application are TN3270 or TN5250. If connection protocol isn’t any of those, then configure to use “non-HLLAPI” approach (“Text-only”)
    1. Start the emulator and connect to the server. Verify that you have set a short name for the emulator session that you have open. Please refer to your terminal emulator’s documentation for instructions on how to do this.
    2. Go to Tools -> Options.
    3. Select the Terminal Emulator tab.
    4. Click ( for QTP 9.5 and later). The Terminal Emulator Configuration Wizard will appear.
    5. Click .
    6. Select the “Configure a new user-defined setting” radio button.
    7. Enter in the name of your emulator.
    8. Click
    .
    9. Click
    .
    10. On the “Configure HLLAPI Properties”, select the “Emulator supports HLLAPI” radio button only if the communication protocol used to connect Terminal Emulator to server application is either TN3270 or TN5250. 

Note: If using any other communication protocol, skip to step 16 for extra steps or alternatives.

    11. Either enter in the path or browse to the HLLAPI DLL. The DLL normally resides in the terminal emulator installation folder and is generally named ehllapi32.dll, whllapi32.dll, or ehllapi.dll.

Note: the HLLAPI file name may differ. Mentioned filenames are based examples of HLLAPI files of “supported” terminal emulator versions. To know which file represents the HLLAPI required to use, check with Terminal Emulator vendor.

    12. Enter the HLLAPI procedure name.
    13. Select the HLLAPI format. It is recommended you select “Auto-detect.” If, in the next screen, QuickTest Professional is unable to capture the text in your emulator, click and change your selection to either “Classic” or “Extended.

Note: Use “Text-only” if QuickTest Professional encounters recording and replay problems.

    14. Click .
    15. If QuickTest Professional is able to successfully identify the terminal emulator screen, you will see a screen capture in the HLLAPI Configuration Test Screen.
    16. If identification is not succesfull or don’t see the screen capture in HLLAPI Configurtion Test Screen, try these trouble-shooting steps: 

    1. Verify your emulator is connected to the host and the short name is set.
    2. Check that your HLLAPI property settings are correct (dll path, procedure, format).
    3. Change the HLLAPI format to “Text-only”.
    4. Select “Emulator does not support HLLAPI” if all the above tips have failed. For configuration instructions using this option, please refer to Document ID KM181366 – Why is there no option to configure the emulator as VT100. 

    17. Click
    .
    18. You can save the settings that you have configured to a separate file so that other users can copy the terminal emulator configuration settings.
    19. Click .

    How should the user configure an unsupported HLLAPI emulator to work with QuickTest Professional?

    VT100 naming convention is “non-HLLAPI” under QuickTest Professional
    The VT100 naming convention is not used in QuickTest Professional to indicate the use of “HLLAPI unsupported emulators.” The reason is very simple: some emulators are working in VT400 or VT300 mode and the user will assume that you can not configure them as VT100. Therefore, a new term was created, “non-HLLAPI.”
    Important Note: Non HLLAPI emulators rely on text recognition for replay. Text recognition is not supported by QuickTest Professional. For more information on text recognition, refer to Document ID KM195520 – QTP’s Text Recognition functionality is not working as expected. Scripts created against non HLLAPI emulators may not execute as expected or consistently.
    For information on VT100 support, please refer to Document ID KM177324 – Does the Terminal Emulator add-in support VT100.
    The above article includes instructions on how to configure the add-in for use with a “non-HLLAPI” emulator. Just replace the name “VT100″ with your desired name. For instructions on configuring the add-in for use with an unsupported HLLAPI emulator, please refer to the Terminal Emulator add-in User’s Guide (\help\TE_Guide.pdf).

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Jagadeesh - September 5, 2012

Hi Joe,
I am using QTP 11 licensed; I am facing the same issue as Vishnu.
Able to record and play but the recorded format in expert view is as below.
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).WinObject(“Internet Explorer_Server”).Click 221,111
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).WinObject(“Internet Explorer_Server”).Click 507,112
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).WinObject(“Internet Explorer_Server”).Click 298,113
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).Move 363,-7
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).WinObject(“Internet Explorer_Server”).Type “rer”
Window(“Microsoft Internet Explorer_5″).WinObject(“Internet Explorer_Server”).Click 596,308
As you can see here there is no object name like WinButton , WinEdit…etc and only click and move is displayed. Please help me to solve this issue.
Note:
1. Captured u r website only
2.Using in windows 7 os

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Nikhil Warke - September 5, 2012

hi Joe,

I wanted to know if its possible for QTP Script to identofy all the existing and currently running objects.
the objects are not stored in the Object repository all these objects will be run time.
i want to check all the objects which are currently running on the system and get their properties

Thanks for your support
:)
Regards,
Nikhil Warke

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    Joe Colantonio - September 11, 2012

    Nikhil Warke » You could use a combination of the ChildObject Method and the GetROProperty method to retrieving the runtime property of an object. The QTP help actually (look for ChuildObjects Method) has some examples on how to use the ChildObject to find all objects on a web page.

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Ayush - September 22, 2012

HI ,

I am facing with the common issues which are faced by many of the users of QTP…

1.QTP is recognizing web objects as win objects sometimes .
2.QTP is not recognizing check box and drop menu of web application.

I followed all the basic steps like opening the web application after launching the QTP n all.

Please help us out it will save lot of time of many of the QTP users ….

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lavanya - October 3, 2012

hi joe.. does QTP 9.5 version is compatible with Windows7/IE8 combination?

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lavanya - October 8, 2012

thank you for the reply.. i have one more question…
Object Recognition of default file>open menu is differs from windows 7 and windows Xp. If i record in windows 7 the object is WinEdit(“Filename:”) where as in windows Xp the object is WinEdit(“Edit”). What is the solution to have generic object in both OS

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shrutika - October 9, 2012

Hi Joe,
I am using QTP10.0 for web application automation. Using Descriptive programming, we are identifying Browser with name property like Browser(“name:=Google”). The scripts works fine at my end but at Client side it failed. The browser name property is blank at his end, object spy displays rest all properties except name & openurl. Wht is the solution for this? We are using Windows XP, QTP10.0 & IE7 configuration on both the machines.

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    Joe Colantonio - October 9, 2012

    shrutika » What happens if you use Browser(“CreationTime:=0″) or Browser(“index:=0″)instead of Browser(“name:=Google”)?

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Shrutika - October 10, 2012

Hi Joe,
Yes, QTP identifies the browser with CreationTime/ Index property but not with ‘name’ property. However,I already have 500 plus scripts where browser is identified using name property. Can u please let me know, if I am missing any settings in client’s machine, so that ‘name’ property will be displayed for browser?

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venu - October 14, 2012

Hi Joe,

I have just seen your blog ,and it’s really helpful .
I am using QTP 9.5 with TE add-in , and hllapi configuration also done successfully . I could not able to add the objects into object repository but when i spy it is showing the object properties.

It is identifying objects “ Window().Dialog() .Webedit() “ when we do object spy , but while adding Objects into Objects Repository it is adding till “Window()” only .
I have also observed ,Main window class , that is session ID is changing every time when we open mainframe screen.

Could you please help .

Thanks,
venu

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    Joe Colantonio - October 15, 2012

    venu » Hi Venu – how did you confirm that the hllapi was configured correctly? You should be seeing TeWindow not Window objects. If you do a quick QTP recording against your emulator does QTP add TE object to the OR?

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sunil - October 19, 2012

Hi Joe–
if any unexpected object apper in the application while executed script ,what should we have to do.Can you give me the solution for this

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    Joe Colantonio - November 2, 2012

    sunil » Hi sunil – what kinds of unexpected objects? I know in the main application I test we sometimes get certain messageboxes depending on the application settings. For this I have a ifDialogExist function that knows how to hanlde if a dialog does appear. You can also use the .Exist method to check for an object and if it exist write some logic to handle it.

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      M. Rajesh - November 6, 2012

      Hi Joe,
      I have a doubt in QTP where it is unable to record flash based web applications..Can you please guide me..

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